Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1952
1-Month
3.82"
(97.03mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Ties: 1969
Apr–May 1952
2-Month
5.69"
(144.53mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Mar–May 1952
3-Month
8.91"
(226.31mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1950 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Feb–May 1952
4-Month
9.56"
(242.82mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Jan–May 1952
5-Month
10.87"
(276.10mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Ties: 1904
Dec 1951–May 1952
6-Month
11.84"
(300.74mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Ties: 1922
Nov 1951–May 1952
7-Month
13.13"
(333.50mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Oct 1951–May 1952
8-Month
16.40"
(416.56mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1950 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Sep 1951–May 1952
9-Month
18.87"
(479.30mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1950 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Aug 1951–May 1952
10-Month
25.04"
(636.02mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1951–May 1952
11-Month
29.57"
(751.08mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jun 1951–May 1952
12-Month
35.76"
(908.30mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
3.62"
(91.94mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Dec 1950–May 1952
18-Month
53.59"
(1,361.19mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
9.39"
(238.51mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jun 1950–May 1952
24-Month
70.14"
(1,781.56mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
5.85"
(148.59mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Jun 1949–May 1952
36-Month
99.97"
(2,539.24mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
3.64"
(92.46mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1951 1958
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2011
Jun 1948–May 1952
48-Month
128.81"
(3,271.77mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Jun 1947–May 1952
60-Month
160.76"
(4,083.30mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1951 1958
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/